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Acidanthera 'Murielae'    

Acidanthera is a fragrant bloomer that produces delicate, star-shaped white flowers that have a distinct chocolate brown blotch. Native to Ethiopia, Acidantheras are close relatives to the gladiolus. Sending up tall spikes that bear delightfully scented flowers that open in sequence from the bottom of each spike.

Plant 4" deep, spacing 6".

Plant them in clusters for best effect and be sure to plant them along borders or close to the house where you can take full advantage of their fragrance.

Acidanthera bicolour murielae can be left in the ground for zones 7-11. In zones 6-3 the corms should be dug up in the fall and stored until the following spring in a frost free place.

This planting has been archived (Failed to Germinate).

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Care Instructions

Ensure a rough distance of 2.96 inches (7.6 cm) between seeds when sowing - look to sow at a depth of approximately 3.96 inches (10.16 cm) when sowing directly.

Acidanthera "Murielae" normally grows to a max height of 1.66 feet (that's 51.0 cm metric) so ensure you have enough space in your garden for this plant.

Your garden is in dappled sun light: Peacock flower 'Acidanthera "Murielae"' enjoys a partial sun position, so make adjustments where necessary.

Remember to water moderately.

Your garden's USDA Hardiness Zone (4b) is not within the ideal known range for Peacock flower 'Acidanthera "Murielae"'. The recommended range is between Zone 6 and 11. You may have to reassess this planting for suitability in your garden.

More information about Acidanthera 'Murielae' is available in the Folia gardener's wiki. All Acidanthera 'Murielae' Care Instructions have been kindly provided by our members.

Linked Plantings & Stash Items

Name Garden Gardener Location Planted Archived


  • 19 May 2017

    Sown day 0


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